American Enterprise Institute Wants To Fix The Debt And Also Go To War In Ukraine

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 5:56 am

Corporate think tank The American Enterprise Institute seems confused as to how budgets work. On the one hand AEI can not stop complaining about government spending and the dangers of debt.  But on the other hand, they want unbridled militancy in American foreign policy. The problem of course is that wars, contrary to what AEI [...]

Leaked Draft Points To Endless War In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:42 am

Despite constant public promises by President Obama and his administration that US forces were leaving Afghanistan in 2014 a draft of a US-Afghan security deal details plans for endless war in Afghanistan. Support for the war in Afghanistan is non-existent among the American public which rightly sees it as a waste of blood and treasure. [...]

Turkey/Syria War Prospect Becomes More Real

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 8:30 am

The crisis between Turkey and Syria intensified today. Turkey’s top military commander warned the Syrians that his country would “respond more strongly” to persistent cross-border attacks that have already killed a handful of Turkish nationals. Turkey has already responded with shelling against targets inside Syria. This threatens opening up a second front in Syria’s civil [...]

US Ends Joint Patrols With Afghan Security Forces

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:16 am

In a move that calls into question the continuation of the mission in Afghanistan, the US suspended joint military operations with Afghan security forces, after a spate of insider attacks that killed troops in the field. “We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official said. So far this [...]

Turkey Considers Syria “Clear and Imminent Threat”

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 9:35 am

That fear of escalation between Syria and Turkey grew stronger today, as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Syria as “a clear and imminent threat,” promising to retaliate for a downed Turkish jet, and warning the Syrians about approaching the Turkish border. In his most outspoken criticism of the Damascus regime, Erdogan vowed to [...]

Turkey Wants Syrian Jet Attack Seen as Attack on NATO

By: Monday June 25, 2012 12:27 pm

Turkey has requested that NATO consider the attack on one of their planes by Syria as an attack on the entire NATO alliance, which could lead to a major regional escalation. Syria downed the Turkish jet late last week, and while the Syrians reportedly apologized for their actions, today they reacted by denying that they [...]

NATO Agrees to New Timeline for Afghanistan

By: Monday May 21, 2012 12:14 pm

NATO formally announced a new timeline for the winding down of troops in Afghanistan, agreeing to transfer responsibility for security to the Afghans by the summer of 2013, with the withdrawal of most troops timed for the end of 2014. This is a similar timeline to the exit of troops from Iraq, with a transfer [...]

US, Afghanistan Reach Initial Agreement on Continued US Occupation

By: Monday April 23, 2012 5:00 am

The Administration revealed Sunday that the United States and Afghanistan had reached a preliminary agreement for the continued presence of US forces in Afghanistan for another 10 years after the supposed withdrawal of “combat forces” in 2014 . The agreement was widely expected after the Administration and Karzai regime appeared to resolve earlier disagreements about [...]

Turkish PM Could Invoke NATO Right to Collective Self-Defense Against Syria

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 12:55 pm

This is pretty much what I expected when violence from Syria moved across the border to Turkey. I mentioned that Turkey was a NATO member. And now the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is hinting at NATO member obligations: “We have many options. A country has rights born out of international law against [...]

Panetta Outlines Earlier End to Combat Mission in Afghanistan

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 2:36 pm

At least so far, the attempts from inside the military to warn against an early withdrawal in Afghanistan are not working. In fact, the US appeared to move in the other direction today, aligning themselves more with France than with the military moles. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that NATO would shift from a combat [...]

Afghan Report Possibly Leaked to Rebut Rush to Withdrawal

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 9:35 am

A leaked NATO report suggests that the Pakistani security services are helping the Afghan Taliban in their insurgency program, and that even Afghan lawmakers want to sign up with the Taliban. The Taliban in Afghanistan are being directly assisted by Pakistani security services, according to a secret Nato report seen by the BBC. The leaked [...]

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